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5 Best Okonomiyaki in Osaka 2023

In Osaka, the dish okonomiyaki hits different. That’s because okonomiyaki is Osaka’s signature dish. To give you an idea of where to find this, we listed the 5 Best Okonomiyaki in Osaka.

Osaka is known for its “konamono” or flour-based dishes. Besides okonomiyaki, some of the most popular flour-based Japanese dishes that you may have already come across are takoyaki, kushikatsu, and even breads and udon noodles.

Translated to “Japanese pizza” in English, okonomiyaki is actually very different from Italian-origin wheat-based food. Although okonomiyaki is made from thick wheat flour batter, it is held together by nagaimo or mountain yam and topped with various ingredients such as pork, shrimp, squid, cheese, vegetables, and whatnot.

If you are looking for the best okonomiyaki restaurants in Osaka, we got you. Here are some we highly recommend to satisfy your okonomiyaki cravings:

1. Kyochabana Shin-Osaka Eki

Located in Miyahara, Kyochabana Shin-Osaka Eki serves affordable yet flavorful okonomiyaki. Their menu is composed of a range of okonomiyaki, but we highly recommend trying the tomato okonomiyaki, seafood okonomiyaki with udon noodles, and the traditional okonomiyaki.

Price: From 1,000 JPY

Hours: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Location: 2F Shin Osaka Hankyu Building, 1 Chome−1−1, Miyahara, Yodogawa Ward, Osaka

Phone: +81 6-6152-8751

2. Jibundoki

Jubundoki has a few branches in Osaka. This teppanyaki restaurant chain is popular for its delicious okonomiyaki. Apart from their range of okonomiyaki, Jibundoki also serves more Japanese dishes you will love, including crowd favorites sushi, yakisoba, Chinese cabbage pickles, and kuroge wagyu beef liver.

Price: From 5,000 JPY

Hours: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: 4 Chome-5-11 Minamikyuhojimachi, Chuo Ward, Osaka

Phone: +81 6-6253-1661

3. Ajinoya

Located in Nanba near Dotombori, Ajinoya is a Bib Gourmand restaurant known for their okonomiyaki. As a Michelin-rated restaurant, you can guarantee you are in for a treat.

Price: From 1,000 JPY

Hours: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Location: 1 Chome−7−16, Nanba, Chuo Ward, Osaka

Phone: +81 6-6211-0713

4. Kiji

Hands down one of the best okonomiyaki in Osaka, Kiji is a must-visit. Located inside Umeda Sky Building, Kiji is a Bib Gourmand restaurant for its okonomiyaki. What can you expect from a Michelin okonomiyaki restaurant? Savory, delicious, and fantastic service altogether!

Price: From 1,000 JPY

Hours: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm (Monday to Saturday)

Location: 9−20, Kakudacho, Kita Ward, Osaka

Phone: +81 6-6361-5804

5. Mizuno

Located in Dotombori, Mizuno serves one of the best okonomiyaki in Osaka. This Michelin restaurant serves affordable dishes that are scrumptious. Don’t be surprised if you see people lining up outside the shop. They also serve vegetarian and gluten-free okonomiyaki.

Price: From 1,000 JPY

Hours: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Location: 1-4-15, Dotombori, Chuo, Osaka

Phone: +81 6-6212-6360

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